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Re: Ballot Receipt Printer NOW required in California
Lesley: One of the customers I deal with viewed a demo on a system that
prints a receipt that is viewed by the voter but stored in the machine. Some
of the concerns relating to this were:
- What if the voter changes a vote? Does the entire tape reprint? Just
the office? They liked the on screen review better.
- Since nothing is actually given to the voter, is it actually a
receipt? Is it any different than the ability to print a ballot
- The main concern was maintaining voter secrecy. If any kind of log of
the time voters sign the roster is kept, it would be possible to see from
the tape how a person voted.
- They were more in favor of a simple receipt that recorded that the
voter had reviewed and cast their ballot.
Donald W. Biszmaier
Support Services Specialist
Diebold Election Systems, Inc.
7717 Greenwood Rd.
Louisville, Ky. 40258
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lesley Thompson (earthlink)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: Ballot Receipt Printer NOW required in California
> So Ernie finally got his point across. Ernie Hawkins, Voter Registrar of
> Sacramento (also NACRC past-president, the Election Center, and other
> organizations) has long been a proponent of the printed receipt under
> for a voter to view prior to ballot being cast, thereby creating a "paper
> trail" for recount. Question was always what to do with the "paper"? How
> to recount? Is there an electronic way to count the paper or an
> way to "handle" a manual recount? I will see if I can dig up some of
> discussions I have heard on this. Les
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Knecht" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 5:03 PM
> Subject: Ballot Receipt Printer NOW required in California
> > The new Secretary of State just announced that he supports touch screen
> > vendors being required to print a receipt. This has major implications
> > our new unit. He is only convening a task force at this point, so we
> > know the answers to questions like:
> > We don't know whether the voter would be allowed to touch the receipt.
> > We dont' know whether the voter will be allowed to see the receipt.
> > If voters know that a printed receipt is there, I believe there will be
> > demand to see it. I am suggesting that R7 development and design folks
> > begin having some discussions on various scenarios of a printed ballot
> > receipt and how we could "hide" the receipt from the voter if necessary
> > keep them from touching if it comes to that.
> > Clearly, we can't begin design on anything until we know the parameters.
> > the other hand, we will be asked for input, and we should have some well
> > conceived input, vs. myself or frank or deborah speaking for
> > Yes, another bad idea, brought to you by our elected politicians.
> > SteveK